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  • 7
    Nov

Royal Bayreuth, Fine Art Glass Headline Huge Auction

[caption id="attachment_2516694" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Nov. 8 session will be dedicated to Royal Bayreuth, to include 14 figural Santas.[/caption] ST. CHARLES, Mo. — More than 650 lots in a wide range of collecting categories, including art glass, French cameo, Royal Bayreuth and quality antiques, will come up for bid on Nov. 8 and 9 at a sale conducted...

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  • 7
    Nov

One of Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal to Sell in Online Auction

[caption id="attachment_2516742" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Jesse Owens salutes during the presentation of his gold medal for the long jump in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Germany’s Lutz Long, the silver-medalist on the right, and Japan’s Naoto Tajima (bronze medalist, left) stand with him.[/caption] One of the four gold medals won by U.S. sporting great Jesse Owens at the 1936...

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  • 7
    Nov

Furniture’s Bum Rap: Mr. Eastlake was Innocent

[caption id="attachment_2516714" align="alignleft" width="200"] This Eastlake-style secretary shows the geometric precision and simplicity of Eastlake’s ideas.[/caption] According to some older and antique furniture dealers and collectors, there is one style from the 19th century that stands as the least attractive (read: ugly), most clunky and least desirable of all the Victorian period forms. What gets that honor? Eastlake,...

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  • 6
    Nov

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/06/2013

[caption id="attachment_2516804" align="alignright" width="283"] Iron Man #18 (Paul Rivoche Regular Cover), $3.99. “Iron Metropolitan” part one.[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and...

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  • 5
    Nov

Despite their Current ‘Hot’ Status, Skylanders’ Collectibility is a Shaky Proposition

[caption id="attachment_2516672" align="aligncenter" width="499"] Octo-magnet? Magnetopus? You decide. This Swap Force character (in the game) shows just one of the 256 possible combinations with the new figures. Trust me… your kids know what I’m on about here.[/caption] If you’ve got kids of video game-playing age (or if you are a video game-playing adult), I’m sure that the fact...

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  • 5
    Nov

Rinker on Collectibles: Developing an Interior Decorating Mindset – Part I

When conducting an appraisal clinic, I inform participants that I will use one of three basic values to determine the worth of an object. The first is collector value—what a collector who does not own but wants to buy an example will pay. I emphasize that while collector value was once the dominant secondary market antiques and collectibles...

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  • 5
    Nov

Ask a Worthologist: Victorian Tulip Lamp

[caption id="attachment_2516639" align="alignright" width="184"] This Victorian-style tulip lamp looks old, but the label and wiring say it's from the 1970s.[/caption] Mary T. has a hanging lamp she found at a thrift shop. It looks old but has parts that look new. She contacted WorthPoint’s Ask a Worthologist service to inquire about this piece, its age and the maker....

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  • 5
    Nov

The Pink Star, One of the World’s Most Valuable Diamond, Could Realize $60 Million

[caption id="attachment_2516657" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will be go under the gavel in Sotheby’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on Nov. 13, 2013.[/caption] GENEVA –The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will be go under the gavel in Sotheby’s Geneva sale...

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  • 5
    Nov

Art of the Automobile Auction to Rev the Hearts of Elite Manhattan Motorheads

[caption id="attachment_2516650" align="aligncenter" width="491"] The flamboyant, future-forward 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study carries a $2-$2.5 million presale estimate and is expected to lead RM Auctions’ Art of the Automobile event, slated for Nov. 21 in Manhattan.[/caption] BLENHEIM, Ontario – Fresh on the heels of its record-breaking Monterey, Calif., sale in August, RM Auctions is offering up three new...

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  • 4
    Nov

Native American Artifacts, Art and Collectibles to be Sold at Big Fall Phoenix Event

[caption id="attachment_2516622" align="alignright" width="160"] This full-sized smoked moose hide and rawhide Woodlands baby carrier, or cradleboard, is expected to be the top lot in an upcoming Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix Auction, scheduled for Nov. 9-10. The cradleboard carries a $10,000- to $20,000-presale estimate.[/caption] MESA, Ariz. – A full-sized smoked moose hide and rawhide Woodlands cradleboard (Native American...

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